NDP MP Claudia Chender says Tim Houston's government talks about new spending almost every week, “but to ordinary Nova Scotians, it doesn't make a difference.”
This budget is disappointing again, says NDP Leader Claudia Chender.I think Nova Scotians should be worried because we have huge spending and very little to show for it in return.
In her opinion, all the money invested in health has not made it possible to accelerate access to primary care and what she finds even more disturbing is that the minister brushes aside the concerns of the auditor general regarding the lack of transparency to explain excess spending.
Kim Adair noted that $1.7 billion was spent last year last without legislative control.
In my opinion we are transparent and accountable, defends the minister.
Certainly as transparent and accountable as the last two political parties that served this province were.
Nova Scotia Liberal Party Leader Zach Churchill is not impressed with the Nova Scotia government's financial management.
Yet Liberal Party Leader Zach Churchill is also concerned about excess spending and its long-term impacts.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">I'm really concerned about the lack of planning and I'm worried about how much they're going to approve to increase the debt because it's the young people who are going to have to pay.
He criticizes, among other things, the health bonuses which did not attract as many staff as expected.
We don't see improvement in health, housing or even the economy, he says.
I really wonder what the money is for !
Finance Minister Allan MacMaster understands that it takes some time for investments to yield the expected results, but he thinks that the efforts of its government to repair the health system are recognized by those who matter, the professionals who work within this system.
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